Social Change Ambassador Certificate
Get certified as a Social Change Ambassador and be the change you want to see in your workplace.
The AAUW Equity Network Social Change Ambassador Program offers seven weeks of virtual learning, networking and community-building with changemakers from across the country. We’ll help you learn to recognize and challenge workplace practices that sideline and exclude people of marginalized identities. Together, we will explore our individual and collective power to improve the work environment and challenge harmful and exclusionary workplace practices.
When you complete the program, you’ll earn a certificate as a workplace Social Change Ambassador that you can use on your resume and LinkedIn profile. You’ll also expand your professional network.
Registration is currently closed, but check back soon for more information on upcoming sessions. Previous sessions have included programming such as:
Intersectionality is a common framework for understanding how different elements of a person’s identity overlap and can lead to compounding bias, discrimination and oppression. In this webinar, we cover the basics of intersectionality, explore how it is manifested in the workplace and examine ways to address the impact of compounding biases in the workplace.
Communicating for Inclusion
Language can empower or exclude others in the workplace. In this session, we discuss how language affects and informs work culture and how to promote culturally inclusive communication in our fields. We also discuss ways to have more effective conversations about race, gender, sexual identity and accessibility in the workplace.
Dominant Culture and Unconscious Bias
Even with strong social justice values, many of us still hold unconscious prejudices that can undermine those values in the workplace. In fact, what is considered “professional” often has the underpinnings of a dominant culture that is exclusionary and “othering.” In this session, we look at how we can challenge dominant culture in workplaces to empower people to be their authentic selves.
Advocacy and Action
Promoting and practicing inclusivity as an individual is just the first step to achieving a more equitable world. We also need collective learning, advocacy and action to start to dismantle exclusionary practices and policies in workplace. In this session, we talk about how individual power can help build community and how to work collectively to advocate for transformative workplace practices.
Leading the New Normal
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we work and interact with our colleagues. It has also exacerbated many inequities and created new challenges for building inclusive workplaces. This session delves into the role we can play in designing a “new normal,” whether you work from home, in-person or some combination. How can we create post-pandemic workplaces that prioritize equity and inclusion?